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Rockside Boarding Station Closed

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Date: January 4, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440- 546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 330-657-1915

Brecksville, Ohio – Beginning January 8, 2011 until early summer, the Rockside Boarding Station in Independence will be closed for construction. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) will temporarily relocate operations from Rockside Station to Canal Visitor Center and Brecksville Station for regular excursions and to Brecksville Station for special events and school groups. The construction will include the expansion of the boarding station and parking lot to better serve the visiting public. This project is funded by the National Park Service Federal Lands and Highways Alternative Transportation Program. The contractor is Pinnacle Construction and Development Group from Willoughby, Ohio.

New Schedule for General Excursions, January through June 2011:

Station South North South North
Canal Visitor Center 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Brecksville 10:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
Peninsula 10:35 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 3:40 p.m.
Akron Northside 11:20 a.m. 11:35 a.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

CVSR is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR is celebrating its 37th year of excursion rail service. For more information, visit www.CVSR.com

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva/or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

Did You Know?

Image of Civilian Conservation Corps statue outside Happy Days Visitor Center.

During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.